Fruit Products' Health Claims Squeeze Truth: FDA

Law360, New York (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has slapped two fruit concentrate suppliers with a permanent injunction, attempting to thwart them from wrongly proclaiming that their cherry-derived products help fight diabetes.

The FDA revealed Friday that Brownwood Acres Foods Inc., Cherry Capital Services Inc., and two of the companies' top executives had signed off on a consent decree agreeing to halt the manufacture and production of various food items that claim in the label to either cure or prevent disease.

"The FDA will not tolerate unsubstantiated health...
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